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Nov 29, 2012 5:30pm PST
, remember the optimism coming from both sides in the days after the election? well, last night, speaker john boehner spoke an hour on the phone. today, the optimism hit a snag. and we can tell you there are some changes going on in the mood as they reverted to their default position, a stalemate. chris-crossing the capital today, the top negotiatior, tim geithner, met top republicans and democrats about the fiscal crisis but john boehner came out saying that the white house has not come up with a strategy critical to votes. >> i am disappointed where we are and what has happened over the last couple weeks. but going over the fiscal cliff is serious business. >> reporter: any real deal-making is the stuff of quiet conversations and meetings. rob neighbors used the language of high-stakes diplomacy to respond to john boehner's complaint >> i thought the conversation was very direct. and as always, i appreciate directness. >> reporter: while the senate majority leader, harry reid, was very blunt about being pessimistic. >> i don't understand his brain, you should ask him. >> reporter: visiting
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Nov 28, 2012 5:30pm PST
's national elite school, she was controversial. she battled for democrats, including john kerry, now her rival to become secretary of state. in bill clinton's cabinet, she was in charge of african policy, including controversial decisions on sudan , she was blamed for another security failure, the bombings 14 years ago and politics can be personal. in the 2008 campaign, she made fun of john mccain. for wearing a flap jacket on a baghdad walking tour, while claiming iraq was safer and tonight, hillary clinton praised rice. still, some democrats argue nominating rice would prolong the benghazi controversy, while john kerry could be easily confirmed. and tonight other officials indicate a republican, former senator, chuck hagel, is also being vetted for a job >>> and also in washington tonight, the gop is dealing with the issue of optics and diversity in politics, getting a lot of coverage of the congressional committee chair selected thus far for the next congress. they are all white males, the leadership points out they were all selected for a reason, including seniority. the democrats po
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Nov 29, 2012 4:00am PST
to see this one. >>> plus, rock memorabilia, including john lennon's last autograph and those gold wire rim glasses. those are all up for grabs. details are next. you're watching "early today." >>> some other stories making news early today in america. two men suspected of trying to break into a detroit business got stuck on the building's roof and had to be rescued by firefighters. a passerby who saw the suspicious duo alerted police who were then there to arrest them once they reached the ground. >>> it took three thieves about 13 seconds to make off with around $19,000 worth of watches from a macy's in garland, texas, earlier this month. surveillance video shows the men running off with counter display cases. police are now searching for the suspects. >>> memorabilia from some of rock and roll's biggest legends are up for grabs in an auction in new york city. items include john lennon's famous gold wire rim glasses, the guitar used by elvis presley during his final las vegas performance, and a jacket worn by michael jackson during his first meeting with nelson mandela. >>> and talk a
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Nov 30, 2012 4:00am PST
on wall street thursday. stocks reversed early gains and fell shortly after house speaker john boehner dashed hopes that lawmakers were getting closer to agreeing on a year-end budget deal. but all three major markets bounced back by the afternoon. >>> economic data was positive at home thursday. we'll see what impact there is today from grim news out of europe. eurozone unemployment has hit another record high at 11.7% in october. >>> meanwhile, a number of retailers posted poor sales hammered by superstorm sandy's impact on the northeast. >>> a bankruptcy judge has given hostess final clearance to start selling off assets and approved $1.8 million in bonuses for company executives. >>> verizon wireless tops this year's "consumer reports'" ranking of major carriers. it was at&t that came in last behind sprint and t-mobile, except among 4g users where it was the best. >>> where is the best country to be born in 2013? well, when factoring in life expectancy, divorce rates, and rainfall, it's switzerland according to "the economist." the u.s. tied with germany at 16. >>> well, why is bas
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Nov 30, 2012 5:30pm PST
, that is a scrooje christmas. >> let's not kid ourselves. >> reporter: house speaker john boehner balked. >> increasing tax rates draws money away from the economy that needs to be invested in the economy to put people back to work. it is the wrong approach. >> reporter: bolder by his re-election, and criticized for being soft on republicans in the past, he drew a hard line, including $1.6 trillion in revenues, $600 billion in additional spending cuts, about half in medicare, and at least $50 billion infrastructure spending. >> we don't want to increase tax rates, we're not going to increase tax rates. and we want to do something about the spending problem. >> reporter: aides say senate minority leader mcconnell laughed after tim geithner showed him the offer thursday. today, confl republican goals remain the same, they say, serious entitlement reform, including higher premiums for the wealthy, and increases in the eligibility wage, with the clock ticking, both sides are working. >> all of us will have to get out of our comfort zones to make it happen. >> reporter: now also a part of the
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Nov 30, 2012 11:00pm PST
tommy john surgery of his career this april, he is officially hit the free agent market. giants insider andrew baggerly reported they were nowhere near an agreement and it appears he will be playing somewhere else in 2013. over to football, the raiders linebacker has been suspended by the franchise for two weeks after conduct detrimental to the team comes two days after head coach allen in alameda. >> i'm not going to get into any of the specifics of anything that happened that went into the decision. that's team-related matters and we keep that within the family. >> this was my decision to make. >> the 25th ranked team accepted an invitation to the military roll n washington, d.c. it is still uncertain who the opponent will be, but it will be the first bowl game appearance since 2006. the high school football, they opened the championship in the fourth quarter. 7-0 and the second goal. elijah on the-yard touchdown run to make it a 7-7 tie. he had a chance to win in regulation. they go for it from the-yard line. kenneth dives for the end zone, but he's not in and that goes for overtime.
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Nov 29, 2012 5:00am PST
ever since john mayer started singing. he's -- anyway, people mispronounced his name and misspell it and misspell hers as well. >> i'm going to have that song in my head all day, scott, thanks. >> you're talking about my body is a wonderland. >> i'm sure many would agree, christina. >> agree that your body is a wonder lady, my bad. good morning to you. it's going to be kind of rough as we head through the next few days. i want to start just to the south of tracy. look at that, little pop-up storm this morning. we don't have any widespread activity when it comes to thunderstorm development and we're not expecting that. as we head through the next 12 hours, we're looking rather stable, rather quiet but a storm system on the way. we're going to get another round of heavy rain that will take its time approaching the coast of the bay area. we're waiting on that until 5:00 p.m. tonight. futurecast agrees with me on this. south-southeast winds still pretty strong in oakland at 14 miles per hour sustained. we're sustained at 10 in san jose so the winds are below advisory criteria but stil
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Nov 28, 2012 5:00pm PST
house speaker john boehner. if congress acts now to block tax hikes for 98% of americans, lawmakers can go home for the holidays, and on january 1st tax rates would rise automatically on the top 2%. >>> and yahoo ceo marissa mayer is meeting with president obama to discuss the fiscal cliff. we just got a picture from the white house. you can see mayer just barely there on the right-hand side -- on the left-hand side of the picture, bottom left-hand corner. she joined more than a dozen other business leaders at the white house today. mayer is also making headlines for her speech to an invite only crowd in palo alto last night. she said she juggles her priorities listing god, family and yahoo. adding, quote, the baby's been way easier than everyone made it out to be. so those have been the two really terrific surprises. the kid has been easier, and the job has been fun. >>> for the second straight day, heroic actions saved lives from a burning vehicle. the good samaritan in this case jesus hernandez saw an rv on fire in east san jose. it happened this morning, and he heard screams for hel
NBC
Nov 29, 2012 4:30am PST
investors reacting positively to comments from president obama and house speaker john boehner about the likelihood that congress will reach a budget deal to avoid that so-called year-end fiscal cliff. today we'll get data on unemployment claims, we'll get pending home sales and a revised estimate on third quarter gdp which may show the economy grew more than previously thought this summer. the dow jumped 106 points to 12,985 while the nasdaq was up nearly 24 points to 2991 on those positive comments. meantime small businesses hit it big on cyber monday. digital research firm big commerce says a surge in orders drove overall revenue for small chains and mom and pop stores up 25% over last year's cyber monday. the average order price was 8% higher. online shoppers bought so much stuff, local retailers were averaging about two orders per second. that's four times the normal daily rate. >>> you know, it seems as though every single day during the holiday season has its own title. small business saturday, cyber monday, now it's cyber week. i'm wondering if every day between now and chris
NBC
Nov 30, 2012 4:30am PST
because all of a sudden you'll have $2,000 coming out of people's paychecks. >> john boehner calling the massive increases and spending cuts scheduled for january 1st a real possibility, but many washington insiders say a deal is still doable. >>> 4:45. so how is wall street reacting to all the uncertainty? for more on that, we turn to bertha coombs live at cnbc world headquarters. good morning, bertha. >> reporter: hey, good morning. yeah, you know, wall street basically reacts to those headlin headlines. that's what's moving us these days. we had a fairly choppy session on thursday because of it. the markets rose and fell, as you heard from democrats and republicans. they started saying the talks weren't going well. that's when things started to go lower. lawmakers are edging closer to that year-end fiscal cliff, 31 days and counting now. today we'll get data on personal income, spending and manufacturing. we've got the futures pointing to a higher start. we'll see if the dow can extend its gains. it closed up 36 points to 13,021. the nasdaq up 20 to 3012. with one day to go in nov
NBC
Dec 1, 2012 5:00am PST
to start there and play hardball, but because john boehner is balancing. republicans say they will never, ever, ever vote for a tax increase, and those who say okay, well, let's make a deal. and i just think the president, by starting with a proposal that even "the wall street journal" said was provocative, maybe not the best first step to help john boehner pull over a majority of his caucus. >> totally disagree, because i think it gives boehner room now to look like he brought the president in now. i think it's a great first offer, because it's going to have to change now. just like bidding on a house, i give ridiculously low offers. but you ultimately end up with a deal. >> you see even this answer? she doesn't believe a thing she says. but that's her first offer. >> we'll see what happens with the second offer. when you look at what's happened over the past week, a couple of campaign style events for the president. republicans meeting with a number of ceos. how much is really happening behind the scenes in terms of any sort of negotiations? >> well, actually i think behind the scenes
NBC
Nov 30, 2012 7:00am PST
speaker john boehner said the white house had not proposed spending cuts needed to win critical republican votes. >> i have to tell you, i'm disappointed in where we are, i am disappointed in what's happened in the last couple weeks. >> reporter: senate majority leader harry reid fired back saying democrats put forward a serious plan and ridiculed boehner when asked about the argument that the ball is in the democrats' court. >> i don't understand his brain, so you should ask him. >> reporter: away from the hill, vice president biden took his own steps to push for fiscal cliff compromise, stopping in d.c.'s first costco. warning the economy could suffer greatly if lawmakers can't get a deal done. he proudly flashed his store membership card. >> i went to get my wife's card, she said no, no, no, get your own. >> reporter: according to sources at the white house and on the hill, treasury secretary geithner offered a plan that includes $1.6 trillion in new taxes and $400 billion in spending cuts. it is essentially the budget proposal from last year, a plan republicans called a nonstarter. you
NBC
Nov 28, 2012 6:00pm PST
,000. >> reporter: house speaker john boehner says no. once tax breaks get blocked democrats can go home for the holidays and on january 1 tax rates rise automatically for the top 2%. worried ceos came to capitol hill saying congress has to avoid the cliff. >> entitlements have to be touched and revenues have to be touched. >> to make sure we have revenue necessary in order to move this economy forward. >> we are willing to put revenue on the table as long as we are not raising rates. >> reporter: the president says no long-term deal without a rate hike on the rich. he is urging the middle class to lobby lawmakers. >> when american people speak loudly enough congress listens. >> reporter: 33 days, no deal yet. >>> the stock market rallied today as investors are hopeful that a deal will me made to prevent a fiscal cliff. >>> president obama met with his full cabinet for the first time since he was reelected. when he spoke out on behalf of susan rice cabinet members applauded and believe she is his top choice to replace secretary of state hill clinton but one moderate says she has doubts a
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Nov 29, 2012 2:05am PST
farm insurance, mcdonald's, and john travolta was in a 1975 commercial for band-aid. so, there are lots of nostalgic things for band-aid brand. >> we have time for one last one. >> memphis. all righty. what soft drink commercial had tag line i'd like to buy the world a -- was it dr. pepper, pepsi, coke? >> the world. um. coke? [ ding ] >> got it can't give one of those away. like to buy the world a coke. ♪ i'd like to buy the world a coke ♪ >> iconic. so famous, hit the charts in the united states and europe. the interesting thing about this commercial, done by mccann erickson, was that it was written on the back of a napkin in an airport when people were fog delayed. they were base you cannily sharing over cokes their stories and being, you know, just being together in that airport during this delay. that's what inspired the song. >> good tune. thanks, honey, thanks for joining us. >> thank you so much. >>> it is winesday, we are doing what we do best. we're going to have a drink. and we are going to pair fine champagne with caviar after these messages. s to fight ♪ ♪ breast ca
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Nov 29, 2012 6:00pm PST
.s. lawmakers are no closer to avoiding the fiscal cliff, according to house speaker john boehner. each party blame the other for failing to outline considerable spending cuts. president obama sent vice president joe biden out today to do some holiday shopping and highlight the spors of renewing middle class tax cuts so families can feel more secure. biden went to a washington area costco and chatted it up with staff and was followed around the store by a huge crowd, as you can see. his favorite part like many who go to costco, try out the free samples. he spoke about the importance of renewing the tax cuts. >> so i think it is important that coming act now. i mean, right now. all it has to do is take a single vote to extend the middle class tax cuts. >> reporter: biden bought cookies, children's books and apple pie, and a 32-inch flat screen tv. he decline an offer to buy a set of tires saying i don't drive anymore. envelop the president had a notable lunch guest at the white house today. his former rival, mitt romney. the get-together mark their first meeting since facing off in the third p
NBC
Nov 30, 2012 2:05am PST
's only going cost john about $15 to run for the whole month. >> what is it going to cost to get out of prison after you shoot your neighbor? >> it has 1.2 million hits. this video alone. he's done this for years. he just moved into a new house. possibly voted off the island. we have one more. he created light shows for a dozen songs this year. check out the vision of "the hamster dance." this is my favorite one. >> wrong. i don't love it. >> the hamster dance. >> you need to stop drinking before the show. during is fine. not before. >> you hand over your wine. >> i love you. i wanted to share. >> can you believe this? he's in austin, texas, so don't move there. in case you're wondering. >> okay. austin is a party town. everybody loves their music. >> thank you. >> we'll show off their new hot looks after this. >> from movies to music we've got everything you need to know in the world of entertainment. >>> back now with more of today on this thirsty thursday. time for our plaza ambush makeovers. we pluck two lucky ladies and surprise them with a brand-new look. >> using their amazing
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Nov 29, 2012 6:00am PST
here. they're meeting with nancy pelosi and john boehner, mitch mcconnell and harry reid to really sort of sit down and present that plan. >>> let's talk about the president's plan and what it calls for. republicans receptive to it? >> reporter: well, they're receptive to the idea of it. we haven't seen details. what republicans are saying is we welcome you here, we want to talk, but we need to see details. facts, specifics, numbers. if we're going to put on the table something we don't want to do, which is make wealthy americans pay more, then we need to see what you're willing to cut from the budget and that's where things stand right now. hopefully within a few hours we'll get some readout of whether or not they liked what they heard. >> so do you think we even know if there's hope for a deal? >> reporter: there's hope for a deal. i think everyone here really sort of agrees on that. different levels of optimism based on who you talk to about them getting it done by the end of the year, but there's definitely hope. we've seen both sides, as i often say, inch toward the middle with rep
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Nov 30, 2012 5:00am PST
speaker john boehner calling the massive tax increases and spending cuts scheduled for january 1st a real possibility, but many washington insiders say yes, a deal is still doable. keep hope alive. >> keep hope alive for a break in the rain this morning. it is coming down out there and flash flood warnings in effect. >> yeah, that's nothing to mess with. driving conditions right in the heart of when everybody is trying to get to work. we have heavy rain over parts of the bay area. even though you may not have been awakened by the heavy raindrops on your house, well, we've got a lot of rain you'll have to drive to work through. as you can see, the brunt of the storm is now moving through. you can see the yellow concentrated over san jose. look at that deep red and hot pink. that's a thunderstorm cell we've been tracking for you just to the east of concord right now. san jose getting slammed with heavy pockets of rain. same for menlo park. as we progress through the morning we'll see more of this yellow and orange move onshore, which means your drive is only going to get slower and slower t
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Nov 30, 2012 6:00am PST
speaker john boehner called the massive tax increases and spending cuts scheduled for january 1st a real possibility at this point, but we're hearing a lot of washington insiders still believe a deal is doable. >>> 6:17. now a story you'll only see on nbc bay area. the san jose skyline could look a lot different if the city can get clearance from the faa. city leaders say they want taller buildings up to 40 stories high but since downtown is in the flight path of the san jose international airport, there are height restrictions, and they say that is costing the city money. >> obviously if we had the ability to build higher, we'd want to do that because more people brings more vibrancy to the downtown. it means more feet on the sidewalk, more people using restaurants and retail and obviously that atracks more business. >>> in the meantime the faa is looking at other airports' emergency takeoff patterns. depending on those results, they might allow taller buildings downtown. critics say having taller buildings will ruin the view for the buildings already downtown. can't please everybody. >
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Nov 30, 2012 6:00pm PST
recovering from his second tommy john surgery he had in april. it's believed there's a good chance he and his beard will not return to san francisco. we will tell you that comcast sportsnet insider andrew baggarly reporting giants and wilson are, quote, nowhere near a contract@(qqsq't for the 2013 season. one other national report says that if brian does not agree with the giants, his next preference would be -- check this -- the dodgers. ouch. >>> finally, my alma mater, 25th ranked san jose football team has accepted an invitation to the military bowl december 27th in washington, d.c. still uncertain who the opponent will be, we do know it will be the spartans' first bowl game appearance since 2006. >>> also this -- the score from the pac-12 championship game in progress at stanford staid wrum, cardinal leaving 17-14 at the half. as you might already know, this is the second time these two teams have met within a week. we of course will have highlights of this game later on at 11:00. raj and janelle, we leave you with this. the nba fined the san antonio spurs $250,000 today because the team
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Nov 30, 2012 10:00pm PST
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Nov 29, 2012 7:00am PST
senator john kerry as his replacement for secretary of state hillary clinton. at this point, aides say to me that the president knows he can't let this linger much longer, can't leave rice or kerry hanging in the wind. expect an announcement perhaps by early next weeks. >> chuck todd at the white house, thank you very much. >>> we want to turn and get a check of the day's other top stories. natalie morales over at the news desk. good morning. >> good morning, everyone. >>> ex-cia chief general david petraeus spoke out about his affair with biographer paula broadwell in a letter to his colleague james shelton nbc news has learned this morning. in the november 20th note, petraeus says, quote, i screwed up royally and tells shelton, quote, i paid the price appropriately and i sought to do the right thing at the end of the day. petraeus also praises his wife for standing by him. the affair brought about petraeus' resignation earlier this month. >>> renewed fears this morning that egypt could be on the verge of a second popular revolution as mohamed morsi addresses the nation today calling
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